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What does Mamie mean?

Mamie \m(a)-mie\ as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-mee. It is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mamie is "star of the sea; pearl". Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl" or Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". The name is borne by Patrick Dennis's eccentric fictional character Auntie Mame, a central character of a book, a Broadway musical, and a movie. See also Mimi. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.


Mamie has 3 variants: Maime, Mame and Mayme.

Mamie has 23 more alternative forms via Margaret, Mary, Mimi: Madge, Maggie, Mair, Maire, Maisie, Malia, Mallie, Mare, Maree, Marge, Margie, Maria, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Marin, Marit, Marje, Marjie, Markie, Maure, Maymie and Mimi.


Mamie is a very popular first name for women (#356 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Mamie for girls. Mamie reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mamie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mamie outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Mamie and associated names. Prominent variation forms of Mamie are Madge, Maggie (#239 last year), Maisie (#658), Malia (#345), Mallie, Mame, Margaret (#169), Marge, Margie, Maria (#115), Marie (#579), Mariel, Marin, Mary (#120), Mayme, Maymie and Mimi. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5125%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.2653%, down 48.2%), with forms such as Margie, Marie, Mariel, Mayme and Maymie becoming somewhat dated. Maggie (#239), Maisie (#658) and Malia (#345) are three of the more fashionable birth names among these, with Maggie enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Madge, Maggie, Maisie, Malia, Mallie, Mame, Mamie, Margaret, Marge, Margie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Marie, Mariel, Marin, Mary, Mayme, Maymie, Mimi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maisie, Margaret, Maria, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mamie is pronounced similarly to Maemi. Other recommended similar baby names are Jamie, Macie, Maxie, Mazie, Ramie and Tamie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mamie.